Painting of a Navajo Woman and Girl with a newborn baby in in Cradleboard.
For Alfredo Rodriguez, painting was as much a part of his childhood development as learning to walk and speak. Some of his earliest memories are of illustrating classroom assignments and painting portraits of family members with one of his earliest gifts, a set of watercolors from his mother at the age of six. Born and raised in Mexico in a family of nine children, Alfredo used his talent to supplement his family’s income needs.
Now living in California and winning top awards from several of the most prestigious organizations, Rodriguez’ work is also included in the books “Western Painting Today” by Royal B. Hassick and “Contemporary Western Artist” by Peggy and Harold Samuels. Alfredo also has been featured in magazines such as “Art of the West,” “Informart,” “Western Horseman” and “International Fine Art Collector.”
Alfredo currently exhibits at several important invitational art shows, including “Masters of the American West” at the Autry Museum in Los Angeles, California. His paintings are also included in the permanent collections of several museums, such as the Favell Museum in Oregon, the Leanin’ Tree Museum in Colorado, the Booth Museum in Georgia and the Pearce Western Art Collection in Texas. Alfredo was also the 2005 featured artist for the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival.
A professional artist since 1968, Alfredo Rodriguez is enjoying international response by private and corporate art collectors, as well as wide critical acclaim. He is internationally recognized for his outstanding paintings of the American West. His rich and vivid images of mountains, deserts, and Indian villages are admired wherever they are displayed, but it is his portrayal of the inhabitants of the land that provides the focal point of his work. As he paints, he captures the dignity of the human spirit elevated by the majestic beauty of their surroundings. He has come a long way from such a humble beginning, yet the critics believe that his masterful treatment of the American West is largely responsible for his success and demonstrates even great potential for the future.
Source: Alfredo Rodriguez website
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